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. it is very close to home. >> students in the area had back to school on tuesday except for sandy hook elementary school students. monday the supplies of for the school or move to a nearby town where sandy hook students will eventually return to class. >> we need to reach out with love. that is what our community is doing, putting our arms around people. that is still hard to discover why the 20 year-old student >> we know as investigators that the people want to know what happened, why did this happen? we will make it crystal clear picture as was as much as we possibly can. >> the atf is 0 in an on gun ranges author of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more deter
>>> we are live in sandy hook connecticut two days after this tragedy. >> we now see their faces and know their names. the innocent lives lost in the newtown shooting. >>> at surround services across the country thoughts, messages, and prayers will be said in honor of the connecticut shooting victims. how churches in the bay area are responding. mornings on 2 starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to mornings on 2 i'm congress congress. >> and i'm dave stevenson. >> we could have a few light showers moving into parts of the bay area. not a lot of coverage to show you right now with the bulk of the action up to the north. even if you are not covered we could still have spotty sprinkles or drizzle. as far as temperatures this is the key change. warmer than yesterday at this time. temperatures right now basically matching yesterday's high. santa rosa 44 degrees. oakland 48. san jose 47 degrees. as far as shower chances here we are 10:00 this morning and we do bring in the chance but this forecast model really brings in more rain later on into the evening hours. we'll highlight that t
years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." >>reporter: the state medical examiner said he believes all the children killed were first graders as police continue to search for evidence in every "crack and crevice" of the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thru this picturesque town. it almost feels like a norman rockwell painting. in fact, there's been one homicide in the last ten years." >>reporter: police say 20- year-old adam lanza, seen here in a photo from 200
torn apart by mass shooting. >> he will use the power of presidency like the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. >> these tragedies must end. to end them we must change. >> outside an emotional reaction from the shattered community to the president's visit. >> it was very touching, it did mean a lot. >> we have six kids. that is how we will be judged. >> new and chilling details about adam lanza's past have emerged. according to the governor the rampage ended ten minutes after it began when lanza where he opened fire heard wailing sirens from law enforcement approaching and shot himself once in the head. >> we surmise it was during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently decided to take his own life. >> also this morning, new clues about the 20-year-old shooter. computers and videos were removed from the lanza family home that could provide clues into his motive. friends of adam lanza's murdered mother nancy became concerned over the last few months about her son's behavioral issues. >> i think it was difficult for her to try to get him in r
into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts in the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this occurred. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it
last week's shooting. >> classes' will resume today or new town schools except those at sandy hook elementary. >> we're expecting more fuel services to be held today. >> renee marsh live from new town with more on how the people there are coping. >> there the next two to be very today. >> the morning continues in new town conn. today to more little bit as will be laid to rest. >> on monday more said a final goodbye to six your old jack pinto. >> as hard as any parent would take it. losing a first grader. >> a. large crowd showed up to say goodbye to secure old noah pozner. >> students in the area head back to school except for sandy hook elementary students. >> monday, supplies and equipment were moved to a neighboring town where sandy hook students will eventually turn to class. >> we need to lead with love. >> that is what i am seeing our community do. >> it is unknown why the 20 year-old gunman opened fire at the elementary school. police are interviewing witnesses answers for every evidence. >> we know as investigators the people of new town want to know what happened. we are g
in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this>> whatev. >> whatever the reason for the rampage, it will never make se
most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why this tragedy occurred. >> the gunman, 20 year old adam lanza, reportedly smashed his computer as he
as communities around the nation come together to say good-bye to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> plus behind bars, a local teen will likely spend his christmas in jail. what police say he did coming up. >>> and: >> with only two weeks to go in the regular season, the ravens try to get back on the winning track. i'm sand sonders, aisle -- saunders, i'll have a preview of today's game with the giants. >>> the clock is ticking. a very chilly morning as people get ready for the final 48 hours of holiday shopping. so will it warm up before christmas? meteorologist tim williams tells us in his first warning weather forecast. >>> and: >>reporter: and to get into the holiday spirit, why not check out the train garden here at the weiss avenue volunteer fire department. it is the coolest train garden by far, and it is extremely detailed. we will give you details on it and you can see it close up. that is in just a few as eyewitness news is seconds away. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday, i'm gigi barnett. >
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
today as the schools in newtown connecticut reopened. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not open. instead, more funerals were held for the children killed there. mourners lined up outside the st. rose of lima church twice today, first for the funeral of james, and a few hours jessica was laid to rest. >> i can see an entire sea of people coming oust the first funeral, then the equal amount of people waiting on the side to get in for the second funeral. >> there will be five more funerals tomorrow including vicki soto, the teacher who died shielding her students. >>> another outpouring of support for the victims of sandy hook here in the bay area. >> we're all here for the same reason. >> reporter: thousands of miles away, yet so close to everyone's hearts. families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district holding a candlelight vigil for the victims and their families in the newtown shooting. >> i think people need a way to express the way that they feel. >> reporter: the photos of the 26 innocent victims displayed on a tree. and tonight, little voices fr
remarkable adults. >> as president obama addressed the crowd at sandy hook high school last night. >> i can only hope it helps for you to know -- >> he said he spoke for all parents. >> -- that you're not alone in your grief. that our world too has been torn apart. that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. >> but he also spoke as a weary leader. >> since i've been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. surely we can do better than this. >> and as he read the names of the 20 children who died in friday's shooting some of the 900 audience members began to cry. >> noah caroline. >> each victim was represented by a white candle that burned throughout the interfaith vigil. a ceremony diverse in voices. >> oh, god we call you by many names. ♪ >> but united in message. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise. >> the community honored its first responders starting with emotional applause as they entered
sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >>
, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: n
their children to other schools as sandy hook remains closed. >> bay area schools are addressing concerns about school security as kids head back to the classrooms this morning. some school districts have reached out to police departments to review safety procedures. for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. teachers are being briefed on how to discuss any questions students might have about friday's shooting in connecticut amy hollyfield will have much more in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >> out of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary there is a remarkable on story of survival this morning. a little girl teacher told her to play dead. she was the only one to make it out live. >> she was the first to run out of school building covered in blood from head to toe. in the first word said, mommy, i'm okay, but all my friends are dead. >> the pastor and the little girl's family is suffering survival's guilt. >> there are heavy hearts around the globe. as family and friends gathered for a service in newtown, president obama sp
in newtown back in class for the first time since friday. however, sandy hook elementary remains closed indefinitely. students from that school will be returning to a neighboring school. four more funerals will take place today, three services for students the fourth for a teacher vicki soto. authorities have recovered a computer belonging to suspect adam lanza, but badly damaged information is unlikely to be recovered. tahman bradley is in connecticut and reports on how the town is trying to cope. >> reporter: the town is performing a grim task. 6-year-old noah liked animals, video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed inside his mother moved everyone to fathers. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto, also six. >> it was just sad. heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack love the new york giants his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey be his favorite player they want to bury him with it, i told them i was honored. >> reporter: so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. governor mallo
on the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. president obama will visit with families and first responders in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the go
churchgoers who had gone to solice. >> you saw these young children who go to sandy hook school and they were here for service and they were just crying. >>> we have team coverage tonight, we have ktvu's john sasaki in newtown. >> reporter: locals and visitors alike are paying their respects. >> we're thankful that we have our children and we're just, we wanted to come up and light a candle, say something nice. >> reporter: two days after this tragedy happened it seems like the emotions are flowing more freely. perhaps the shock is starting to ware off. yet people are still making the pilgramage. >> i have kids too, and it's sad. >> reporter: among the visitors we met was the county commissioner from pennsylvania. >> you can learn a lot by this tragedy. we're going the make the schools better. we're going to make the schools more safe. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming scene, especially for those with connection to the scene. this woman's son jack attends the school and they brought a jack in the box for dylan. >> i am very sad about everything, i don't understand why anyone would do this t
throughout the state have converged this morning to mourn the dead. >> reporter: we are in -- sandy hook rights here, across from the volunteer fire department. you can see quite a bit of activity. police, firefighters, 24 hours ago it was a different scene, children were running here from their school just around the corner, sandy hook elementary to this fire station after being told by police this is where they can come to be safe because of what was happening in the school. it was a scene of chaos and horror, terrified children, hundreds of them coming here. this morning much calmer, no chaos. nothing horrible but still the memory of what happened yesterday. now, the police are here obviously, state police still here. the investigation continues at the school. just around the corner. you can see the police over there talking to people coming in. making sure that the media don't crossover the line. taking flowers as people bring them in. we got here at about 1:40 this morning after flying in from the bay area. we went straight to saint rose church where there was a human memorial vigil
for the massacre here at sandy hook elementary school in newtown community. among the dead is who police say is the gunman. they believe he killed his mother at their home before going on the rampage at sandy hook where his mother was a teacher. >> there is a related scene that we found as we were continuing the investigation. and specifically investigating the shooting. >> reporter: lance's brother reported that he suffered of a personality of a disorder, saying some what autistic. >> can you wrap your head around that? >> no i cannot. i don't know who would do anything like this. >> so your general sense is what? >> this is unspeakable. i first heard about it, i'm still in shock. i want to go. >> reporter: police in connecticut plan to hold their next briefing early tomorrow morning. where they say they may have more information on adam lanza. reporting from the newsroom, rob roth. >>> it all began at 9:30 eastern. that's 6:30 our time. at that time the exterior doors were locked. shortly after 9:30, police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. 9:40a.m. groups of ch
: 6-year-old emilie parker was one of the 20 students shot and killed inside sandy hook elementary. >> she was the type of person who could light up a room. >> reporter: her father says his oldest daughter was kind to everyone. >> she is an incredible person. and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: investigators identified the shooter as 20- year-old adam lanza. sources say he attended sandy hook elementary as a child. police say when he returned pride morning he used a rifle to shoot 12 girls, 8 boys and 6 adults multiple times. 27-year-old teacher vicki soto died shielding her students. >> she passed doing something she loved. >> reporter: small memorials like these on barricades block the roadway to the school are popping up all over newtown. people here are grieving and trying to show support any way they can. >> they're just babies, you know. they're just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mothers and their fathers. >> reporter: investigators say lanza also killed his mother nancy before taking the gun she kept in the home they shared. police are still gath
at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. 20 children all ages 6 and 7 died along with 6 adults. all were shot multiple times at close range by an assault rifle. investigators also say the shooter forced his way into the school and about an hour ago, president obama announced he will attend a memorial service tomorrow in newtown. >>> cbs reporter ines ferre is live in newtown, connecticut where investigators are piecing together what happened. ines. >> reporter: well, ann, it's been a day of mourning here in newtown and across the nation as families are grieving the loss of loved ones and a community tries to pull together. 12-year-old jocelyn cardenaz came from danbury, connecticut it drop off flowers at a memorial for the 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school. >> even though we didn't know anyone directly just hurt because you never know what's going to happen next. >> reporter: she is one of many grieving for those gunned down in newtown, connecticut friday morning. investigators identified the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. the medical examiner says everyone was sh
sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, children and adults that died in this massacre. >>> reporter: parents and children ran from the sandy hook elementary school. the scene of unimaginable terror and unspeakable sadness. inside, 27 people were shot to death. 20 of them, children as young as 5. others saw what no child should see. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to, and then the teacher pulled me in to her classroom. >> reporter: police say the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother nancy, then drove to the school where she worked as a teacher. he entered with two semiautomatic handguns and began firing. police don't know if it was the gunman's final destination. they say he had an assault rifle in the trunk of his car. students were told to keep their eyes closed. the children were reunited with their parents at a nearby fire house. some parents heard the worst. >> 20 parents were told their children were dead . it was awful. >> reporter: p
and six adults gunned down at sandy hook elementary school on friday. >> we ask god to grant those lost a special place in paradise, and we ask their families to be granted the strength to endure the unendurable. >> reporter: as people here in newtown gravy, investigators say they have the best of the best working to gather evidence so they can determine a motive for friday's shooting. >> we have to have the whole picture before we can say hopefully how and c this occurred. that's not going to come very quickly. >> reporter: police say the gunman, adam lanza, shot his mother in the head as she laid in bed, then drove to the school. investigators say the 20-year- old had hundreds of unused bullets on him and used a high- powered rifle to it shoot all the victims in one hallway and two classrooms. >> to pick on six and seven- year-olds is just -- it's beyond horrific. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news the massacre may have gone on longer but lanza shot himself in the head when he heard police coming. for the families of the victims, one of the hardest parts is yet to come. funeral servic
the identities of the victims this morning. first we will go to sandy hook wi, connecticut with the very latest. >> good morning. this community is just beginning the process this unimaginable horror, innocent lives lost at school. >> it all started on a seemingly ordinary day in a most unlikeliest of places a sleepy new england town one of the worst mass shootings in this nation's history. >> sandy hooks stewed school. >> adam lanza seen as a teenager heading to the elementary school wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with a semi automatic assault rifle and two high powered pistols like these. >> everyone was scared. a really big kid in my class i have never seen him cry and he was crying. it was scary for all of us. >> police say lanza had shot his mother at her home and he went to the school killed 26 team mostly children and then himself. after the rampage ended teachers led the students single file from the schoolhouse to a nearby fire station. >> we got in lines and we had to close our eyes and we all put our hands on other people's shoulders and then hour teacher hold the first person'
and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any plan this evening. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation from washington, d-c. >> reporter: >> as >> as we gather with so much, we need to guide our lawmakers with your wisdom. this evening. >> reporter: the senate will reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.
. if that included super storm sandy with it says was the biggest response and five years. if the red cross reports does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will inclu
the gunman's older brother ryan lanza into custody for questioning. newtown police arrived at sandy hook elementary school shortly after 9:30 in the morning. they quickly called for state backup and a s.w.a.t. team and released word to expect the worst. >> the majority of those who died today were children beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> reporter: parents rushed to pick up their children. >> there's 20 parents that were just told their children are dead. >> reporter: while the investigation continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools
are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look
his condolences. >> 26 people died friday after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. >> renee marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control is in the spotlight. on the sunday morning talk show meet the press. since turning feinstein . say
at sandy hook elementary school. authorities identified the shooter at 20-year-old adam lanza. he reportedly had a history of mental illness. we have learned police found more guns on campus. we have news reporters covering all angles of this story. including who the shooter was. but we have jennifer davis. >> reporter: there was also a filled to capacity crowd here for a vigil earlier this evening. clearly this town is very much still struggling with what happened here earlier today. as is much of the country even the president was wiping away tears. >> it's identifying the shooter as 20-year-old adam lanza. they say he is the one who killed more than two dozen people including himself in this massacre. 20 of his victims were little children. >> there were 18 children who were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospitals and pronounced dead at area hospitals. >> reporter: among the dead the gunman's mother who worked as a teacher at this school. her body was found at her home. lanza committed suicide after he opened fire at the school. the
down inside sandy hook elementary school, president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable ahoy crime. >> oi am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, i can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief >>reporter: outside the high school and around newtown, there are memorials. candles, teddy bears and momentos left by people who traveled many >> to let everyone know our hearts are with them, we're thinking of them. >>reporter: twenty children, 12 girls and 8 boys, all six and seven years old.were killed inside the school, along with six adult women.authorities say 20- year-old adam lanza blasted his way into the building with a high-powered rifle and fired hundreds of bullets in a rampage that claimed the lives of students, teachers and the principal. he then killed himself. lanza's mother nancy was found dead in their home.. investigators continue to comb both crime scenes for answers. >> we are using every single resource and our goal is to paint a complete picture. so th
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age appropriate manner. sandy hook students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility. administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school. on tuesday the white house spoke about the possibility of president obama supporting new legislation on weapons. >> he sports and would sport legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the nat
at a connecticut school. mark greenblatt has the latest from sandy hook element trip. >> reporter: good morning. we are expecting another somber day here with more funerals expected to get underway shortly. in the center of town, the memorial behind me has been growing it now extents back around the corner and far out of -- now extends back around the corner and far out of side. four more funerals will be held today. three for children who died. >> it is hard to get your mind around it that someone so young would leave us in such a peaceful community over such a horrific event. >> reporter: teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest today. >> vicki died a hero she was protecting her children whichrñ she loved very much she didn't call them her students she called them her kids. >> reporter: tuesday the sudden grim need for multiple funerals went on display in a painful new way when the service for 6-year-old james ended mourners left exchanging hugs with many waiting outside for the next service for jessica, also 6-years-old. >> i've never been in a situation like this where i'm watching a sea of
obama will be here to meet with the grieving families and attend a prayer vigil. sandy hook, connecticut. >>> and this breaking news, police just finished a news conference and among the things they talked about was recovering evidence. they said the weapons are being studied back to when they were being assembled. the weapons that shooter adam lanza had. they are still combing through the school and the vehicles and the cars around the school are being searched. when they finish the search they give them back to their owners. they are quite concerned about misinformation. misinformation is getting out there on social media from people posing as the shooter or other bogus players in this tragedy. we will have more from what they had to say at that news conference on abc7 news. >>> that grieving community in newtown came together for a vigil. they shared their stories and the sense of loss. a doctor who helped treat victims is deeply shaken by what he experienced. >> this is the darkest thing i ever walked into by far. i have been through medical training which is -- which has taught me a
cousin had two children at sandy hook elementary who escaped. >> they shut the phone off but basically i'm getting a post from facebook, and i'll probably talk to their grandmother in the next couple of days. >> they held their vigil for an hour, which was longer than the organizer expected. >> my husband counted 49 people, which rain and cold and just found out about it a few hours ago. >> across the bay in san francisco, another group braved the explain the cold. children held signs spelling out their calls for action. these vigils that have sprung across the bay and the country have a similar team. people showing support for the family families of those lost and to call for change. >> we have had unfortunately a number of shocking shootings within the last year. i don't know what it takes to reach a tipping point. i'll be curious to see if this is a tipping point. >> ama: stay with an answer -- abc-7 news for continuing coverage. you can get updates anytime al abc7.com. >> we had a little bit of a break tonight, but it was a wet start to the weekend, this video shot earlier today as t
, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle, and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. and officials here have not yet decided whether or not they will ever reopen this sandy hook
of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to recover information from his hard drive.but one agent said 'the kid knew what he was doing' - referencing the fact adam apparently deliberately destroyed his hard drive to erase valuable evidence. a home search turned up no mental health medication. and authorities say lanza left no note or letter. no explanation for why he targeted innocent children. the one person who might have offered some answers - adams mot
service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support i
. >> sandy hook elementary is closed as police continue their investigation. but classes will resume tomorrow in some other schools nearby. >>> around the country people are lighting candles tonight for the victims of the newtown school shooting. cbs 5 reporter was at one such vigil in gilroy. >> reporter: here in gilroy, 3,000 miles from newtown, connecticut, there's still one thing that they can do. >> bow your head and say often in prayer. father, i ask that you be with us tonight, lord. >> reporter: about 70 people attended a candlelight vigil at the south valley community church to pray, mourn, and heal. >> this christmas we ask you to heal us, to help us, to be born anew in us, and to be with those surviving students. >> reporter: the victims names were read aloud. a candle lit up for each one of them. they photos, all 26 flashed on screen. the vigil was as much for the victims as it was for the local community. >> the question is are we preparing ourselves for when it comes? are we preparing ourselves so that we're able to feel this in a proactive way. so that on the outcome we are str
in connecticut. in fact two of her cousins were among those who were at sandy hook elementary school yesterday, and they managed to escape. now, i will be talking with her a little later. the organizer of the vigil tells me the tragedy in connecticut has seemed to touch a nerve because there are several similar vigils being organized across the country just like this one, and this one is just about to begin as it is in progress, obviously, we'll be staying here and we'll have more details on this one coming up a little later on in the evening. reporting live in alameda, sergio quintana. abc-7 news. >> ama: the united way of western connecticut has started a donation drive for the victims of the shooting. there's a link to the web page as abc7news.com. just click on "see it on tv". you can also post this badge to your facebook wall, silent show of support for everyone in newtown, connecticut. it's available at face book.com/abc-7 news. >>> the bay area, authorities in san francisco and oakland are working to get guns off the streets. we're live from san francisco hall of justice where a look at
and white ribbon hung on every school bus in memory of the victims of friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook ill iment re. it was the one school that remained closed today. instead, more funerals were held for the children who died there. mourners lined up outside of lima church not once, but twice today. first for james matieooa, and then jessica ricos. >> i can see an entire sea of people coming out of the first people. then an equal amount of people waiting on the side to get in for the second funeral. >> there will be five more funerals tomorrow including vicki sotos. she died shielding her students when the gunman came into her classroom, he told him they were in the gym. >>> you can imagine the search for a motive is proving to be very difficult. we learned the killer knew how to cover his tracks. a human right and hard drive recovered from adam lanza's home, the fbi has been unable to get any data. experts are not optimistic. they are searching credit card, e-mail and phone records for lanza and his mother and trying to reconstruct lanza's internet searches. but officials say lan
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
by authorities yesterday. police say they died when 20-year-old adam lanza forced his way into sandy hook elementary friday morning and started firing. president obama will travel to newtown later today to attend a memorial service. he'll also visit with the victims' families, this as investigators try to figure out why they were killed. people who knew lanza describe him as odd and remote. police say he shot and killed his mother nancy lanza at home and then drove to the elementary school he attended as a boy. authorities say the guns he used belonged to his mother. >> she had a gun collection and she was a real gun enthusiast and she would go target practice shooting with her kids. >> reporter: 26 children and adults were killed during the shooting, including teacher vicki soto. at a vigil for her last night, soto's sister asked everyone to hug the people they love. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: family members say soto died shielding her students from the gunman. and since he took office, the president has traveled three times to comfort victims after a mass shooting. today's visit wil
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